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Today's Apps Gone Free: Calendars, Le Ninja, Trucks And Shadows And More

Stay on top of all of the events in your life with Readdle's elegant Calendars+. We also have a game that has you running with ninjas, and an educational puzzle game filled with things that go.

All app prices are subject to change at any time and without notice regardless of stated free duration. Price changes are solely under the control of the developers.

iPhone:

Winery Passport - A guide to local wines, wineries & wine tastings ($0.99 → Free, 4.7 MB): Whether you're a wine enthusiast or just a weekender, Winery Passport is the perfect app for discovering the best wineries near you. You're able to search for wineries near your current location, or you can browse through state lists. Tap on a listing to view details, which include directions, a phone number, a website link, and social media links. You're able to stamp your passport for each visit to track where you've been. If you certify your passport today, you'll also be able to add photos from your visit, store your favorite wines, and rate wineries. Winery Passport certification is normally a $0.99 in-app purchase, but BakBurner Digital is offering it free of charge to all AppsGoneFree users. Cheers!

Winery Passport - A guide to local wines, wineries & wine tastings is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 9 ratings.

Universal:

BridgeBasher ($0.99 → Free, 2.4 MB): Build bridges at the lowest possible cost and then find out how much it takes to destroy them in this physics puzzler. After completing your bridge stack large balls, hang monkeys, and drive word trains across it to see exactly where the weak points are. Once you are satisfied with the strength of your bridge, you can show it off to friends via email.

BridgeBasher is available for free today only (09/05). It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 6270 ratings.

Dummy Defense ($0.99 → Free, 27.1 MB): Protect Melvin the dummy from random danger in this physics puzzler. You are given the opportunity to create structures out of wood and other materials in the blueprint editor before danger strikes. You can test out your design to discover what's working and what's not working, and then go back to the drawing board to ensure his safety. The game includes 25 levels, and rag doll physics, the ability to save, load, and share designs with friends.

Dummy Defense is available for free today only (09/05). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 112 ratings.

Fog of World ($4.99 → Free, 22.2 MB): Explore the world to remove the fog in this unique GPS-based game. As you travel, the app will record where you have been and clear up the map. You'll be rewarded with points for the area you have covered, which will allow you to level-up. You can also earn badges for visiting specific locations around the world. The app includes the ability to import GPX and KML files, sync and backup via Dropbox, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Fog of World is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 469 ratings.

Rhonna Designs ($1.99 → Free, 40.7 MB): Add a little personality to your photos with this effects app. You're able to import any photo from your library or snap a new one in-app. You can then crop your photo down to focus on your subject. Rhonna Designs includes a dizzying number of custom design and font packs for you to choose from. Each design and font can be customized with different colors, and fine-tuned with varying levels of shadow, outline, and transparency. You're also able to apply different filters, masks, and frames before sharing your creation via email, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Additional design packs are available via in-app purchase.

Rhonna Designs is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 1009 ratings.

Calendars+ by Readdle ($6.99 → Free, 15.5 MB): Whether you use Apple's built-in Calendar or Google Calendar, you're going to enjoy this elegant productivity app. It automatically syncs with both services, making it easy to transition from whatever app you were previously using. When creating an event you're able to invite people, have it repeat, and even receive reminders via email, SMS, or push. Events can be moved and their durations changed just by dragging and dropping them. You're also able to search for events by name. The app includes multiple views, the ability to manage events offline, and loads of customization options.

Calendars+ by Readdle is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 9812 ratings.

Trucks and Shadows ($1.99 → Free, 93.5 MB): If your kids enjoy things that go, they're going to love this educational puzzle game. They're able to choose from eight different vehicle categories. They'll then be required to match up each vehicle to its corresponding shadow. The name of the vehicle and the sound it makes will be played when moved and properly placed. The app includes more than 70 different vehicles to interact with.

Trucks and Shadows is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 12 ratings.

Le Ninja ($0.99 → Free, 37.0 MB): Run to save the world from the robot invasion in this endless distance game. Featuring characters from the largest memes blog in Brazil, Le Ninja requires you to jump and slide around dangerous obstacles. You get to play as the Black Ninja, but you can utilize the skills of other ninjas from the dojo to travel even farther. The coins you collect during each of your runs can be used to upgrade your nine skills. The game also includes a variety of missions to complete, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

Le Ninja is available for free for a limited time. It has a 5-star rating with a total of 57 ratings.

SimplePhysics ($1.99 → Free, 7.8 MB): Find out if you have what it takes to be an engineer in this physics-based puzzle game. Each level requires you to design complex structures that are able to support a specific amount of weight for a brief period of time without collapsing. You’re provided with a limited amount of cash as well, so you’ll want to place beams only where they are necessary. The game includes 12 levels, the ability to test your structure with weights or your fingers, the ability to save, load and share designs, and online leaderboards.

SimplePhysics is available for free today only (09/05). It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 8937 ratings.

TubeBox - YouTube Player ($0.99 → Free, 22.9 MB): Discover, cache, and play YouTube videos anytime, anywhere with this powerful video player. You’re able to browse through YouTube’s categories to discover new videos, or you can search for something specific with keywords. The app includes a wide variety of playback options, along with the ability to cache videos for offline viewing or share them via your favorite social networks. If you login with your YouTube account, you can also manage your videos and playlists. TubeBox also includes background support, two themes, and AirPlay support.

TubeBox - YouTube Player is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 124 ratings.

iPad:

Emerald Observatory for iPad ($0.99 → Free, 17.5 MB): Turn your iPad into your personal observatory with this utility app. It's able to display a wealth of astronomical information all on a single screen. It includes 12- and 24-hour ordinary time, altitude and azimuth for the same bodies, eclipse simulator, times of the beginning and ending of twilight, Heliocentric orrery, times of rise and set for the Sun, Moon, and five classical planets, and so much more.

Emerald Observatory for iPad is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 747 ratings.

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